Challenges, feminine, Flowers, JAI, Stampin' Up!

Everything Eleanor

Dear Crafters,

Sale-a-bration may be over, but the Occasions & Annual Catalogues still provide us with so much to choose from, so let’s have a look and see what else we can create!

Today I enter a sketch challenge at Just Add Ink, #305!

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I started with a Crumb Cake card base which I embossed with the Elegant Dots TIEF.

I stamped a piece of Whisper White card with Crumb Cake ink using the Everything Eleanor stamp set, before slicing it into 1 1/2″ strips. I sponged the edges with a dauber and the Crumb Cake ink, before adhering it to another piece of Crumb Cake card stock. I wrapped a piece of coordinating ribbon around it and added a bow.

 

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I stamped the flower image 3 times using the masking technique and fussy cut them out. I used my Wink of Stella (clear) brush dipped in some Blushing Bride ink to colour them. I’m not sure you can see the shine in the photos?!!!!

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I stamped the bird in Crumb Cake ink onto Whisper White card stock and fussy cut it and added it to the card with dimensionals.

Lastly, I added some Dazzling Details to the stamen.

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It is school holidays here in Australia and my 9 year old also wanted to have a go at this challenge, so here is her card. She created this all by herself without any help what-so-ever from me. I was quite impressed!

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Please leave a comment below, if you think our cards met this challenge.

Why don’t you give a challenge a go, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

 

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Blog Hop, Techniques & Tutorials

Colour Challenge Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for October. This month we have a colour challenge for you. Have you heard about the GREAT opportunity to earn more as a hostess (or get a greater discount on your Starter Kit by putting your hostess benefits towards the starter kit) between 8th October to 9th November. There’s no greater time to host a party or even a virtual party on Facebook. Contact me to find out more. You will love being part of our awesome Australia wide team. We are all about fun, friendship, inspiration and support.

You have come to my blog from the very talented, Jenny van Dijk.  Blogs are full circles, so you can start hopping here and then at the end of each post is a link to the next. There is also a list of participants at the end in case of any broken links.

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Now let’s get started!

For my first project today I am using the Retiform Technique. There are loads of tutorials on YouTube how to create this stylish background. Basically, you start by placing post it notes across the white card and sponging with ink.

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I used the Everything Eleanor stamp over the top with Blackberry Bliss ink for a bold and striking design.

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My next card uses the No Bones About It stamp set, but taking on a feminine twist!

These dinosaur roam through the forest, created using the Woodland embossing folder. I stamped the images directly onto the folder before embossing!

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My last project uses the Build a Birthday stamp set.

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I love how quick and easy this card was to make and adding some of the gorgeous Dotted Lace Trim as the top layer, certainly gives it a feminine feel. I felt it looked a little plain, so I did a pretty paper piercing border around the edge.

The butterfly with the pearl accent was added, reminding me of my own wedding cake!

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Thanks for visiting today.

Don’t forget to email me at craftwithkate@live.com.au to request your copy of the Annual and/or Holiday Catalogue or to ask about joining the Art With Heart team.

Let’s keep this blog hop hopping. Next up we have the lovely Tina Gillespie.

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If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

  1. Tina Gillespie
  2. Ros Davidson
  3. Genna Gifford
  4. Kathryn Ruddick
  5. Judy May
  6. Jenny van Dijk
  7. Kate Morgan (that’s me)

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feminine, Handmade Cards, Wedding

Wedding Shimmer

Hello Crafters,

Firstly, I wish my dear mum a very happy birthday for today and I look forward to catching up with her for a celebratory lunch!

Today I have some wedding cards to share with you which I was asked to make. Not all the products are Stampin’ Up! but the best parts are!!!

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Check out the gorgeous Everything Eleanor flourishes on the background which I stamped in Smoky Slate but it looks so silver on the Shimmer card. Check out the shine!!!

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The ribbon is our gorgeous Silver Satin Ribbon tied in a bow behind the 3 tiered cake embossed with the Fancy Fan TIEF.

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Don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope!

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Here is another card using similar products

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Please leave a comment below.

Sale-a-bration, 6th January – 31st March 2015

Be sure to place your online order today and for every $90 that you spend, you can choose 1 Sale-a-bration item FREE. So if you spend $180, you choose 2 items for FREE, etc.

All Catalogues, Clearance Rack & Weekly Deals are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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feminine, Gift Ideas, Handmade Cards

Retirement

Dear Crafters,

Well, my in-laws arrived yesterday (and no it’s not a bad thing, lol, I get along very well with them. She is also a SU demo!). But I had to wait until now to share this little creation with you, as my Mother-in-law has retired after many, many years being a Business Manager in a school in her country Victorian town. I needed something different and saw something similar but there were no instructions, so it took ages to cut and score and put together!!!!

Anyway, here it is!

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Can you tell it is a teapot? I sure hope so. My Mother-in-law loves her cups of tea, so what better type of card to make for her.

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I am not entirely happy with the spout, as it was a bit tricky!

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I have used Primrose Petals (retired) card stock and stamped Everything Eleanor with Soft Suede ink.

I used the Ovals Framelits to create the handle!

Then for the big reveal, when you open it up, you see this!

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The Whisper White card is embossed the new Spring Flowers TIEF which will be available during Sale-a-bration, starting 6th January 2015. I have left one side blank, as that is where I will attach the written message (that you don’t really need to see).

I used the Spiral Flower Original die in Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple (r) card stock. The leaves are die cut using the Flower Frenzy Bigz L die with Garden Green card stock.

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What do you think of this interesting creation? Something different, but I certainly wouldn’t be making loads of these, just for very special occasions and I think Retirement is certainly one of those!

Have a wonderful Christmas day tomorrow and a safe and healthy 2015!

 

Don’t forget that Sale-a-bration starts on 6 January 2015. If you would like to see the catalogue before then, I can happily mail it to you!

Please only request a copy of the Sale-a-bration & Occasions Catalogue if you are within Australia and are happy to purchase Stampin’ Up! products from me. If you currently have a demonstrator you already order from, please request a copy from them to be fair to me and the other demonstrator. Delivery will be towards the end of December.

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Weekly Deals for this week.

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.
The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.
These catalogue’s are full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Everything Eleanor

Hello Crafters,

A few days ago I shared a card with you that I fell in love with and today I share with you another card using the background stamp, I Love Lace and Everything Eleanor, but in different colour tones.

I think this one is probably even more girly than the last one!

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I have stamped the I Love Lace with Versamark ink and clear embossed it on Pink Pirouette cardstock. This is mounted onto white card and then Pink Pirouette card.

The blooms are from Everything Eleanor, and they are inked with Pink Pirouette on white card and fussy cut and sponged with ink.

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I also sponged some ink of the same tones to the centre of each bloom.

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The sentiment is from the Bloom with Hope Hostess Stamp Set. The ribbon is the new Seam Binding Ribbon available now from the new catalogue!

The pearls just finish it off perfectly!

But check out that background lace stamp, it is just so pretty and feminine!!!

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is now live on my blog. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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I Love Lace

Hello Crafters,

Today I share with you a new stamp in the annual catalogue and it is a background stamp called I Love Lace.

I love that is gives a really girly, old worldy feel to the card, and it can be used for so many things. Check it out!

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I have stamped the I Love Lace using Crumb Cake ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock and it is mounted onto Crumb Cake card and then Soft Suede card.

The blooms are from a stamp set called Everything Eleanor, and it has been around for a little while now, but I have only just got my hands on it. I really can’t answer why I have got it now, as it is just stunning!

The flourish and blooms are stamped in Soft Suede ink and the flowers are fussy cut and adhered with a dimensional.

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I also sponged some ink of the same tones to the centre of each bloom.

I Love Lace & Everything Eleanor

The sentiment is from Petite Pairs Stamp Set.

But look at that background lace stamp, I just love it!!!

 

The new 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is now live on my blog. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures for ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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